The student will learn to identify and explain types of tree-based production systems in the tropics and compare different silvicultural systems applied to different types of tropical forests.
M.Sc.3rd-4th year, IV period. Offered in even-numbered years.
Silvicultural systems used in tropical natural forests; plantation forestry; dryland silviculture; criteria and indicators for sustainable forest management; forest management planning; forest certification schemes; community and small-holder forestry; management of non-timber forest products.
Contact teaching 26 - Group work 12 - Self-study 96. The course consists of weekly lectures and home assignments.
Course handouts and other materials distributed during the course are available in the web. The following literature is optional:
- Evans, J. 2009. Planted Forests. Uses, Impacts & Sustainability. CAB International and FAO. 213 p.
- Günter, S., Weber, M., Stimm, B., Mosandl, R. (Eds.), 2011. Silviculture in the Tropics. Springer-Verlag. 559 p.
- ITTO. 2005. Status of Tropical Forest Management 2005. ITTO. 302 p.
- Lamprecht, H. 1989. Silviculture in the tropics. GTZ, Eschborn. 296 p.
Exam, individual reports. Attendance will be taken into account in final grading.
When you have agreed with your teacher that you are doing the exam in exam aquarium, you must first enroll in weboodi. After your teacher has done the exam for you in examinarium, you can book an exam time in http://blogs.helsinki.fi/examinarium-en/instructions-for-students/
The course is 3-5 credits.